Nigeria’s business magnate, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has significantly emerged the 64th richest person in the world, against his previous ranking of 103rd.
This is according to Bloomberg 2019 world richest people list, which showed that his wealth fell from $10.5bn at the end of last year to $9.63bn on January 1, 2019, but grew to $10.8bn on Monday, February 25.
Dangote’s net worth was also revealed in the list to have increased by 23 per cent from $13.5bn on February 26, 2018, to $16.6bn, launching him to be the 64th richest person in the world as well as the only Nigerian listed amongst the world’s top 500 billionaires.
The other four Africans included are Nicky Oppenheimer of South Africa, who was ranked No.216 with an estimated worth of $7.05 billion.
Johann Rupert of South Africa ranked No. 225 with an estimated worth of $6.92billion and Natie Kash of South Africa ranked No. 263 with an estimated worth of $6.10billion.
Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos remains the richest in the world with $136 billion while Bill Gates and Warren Buffett followed as second and third respectively with $98.4 billion and $83 billion on the world billionaire’s chart.